Jean "Geno" Sylvain was born in 1961 in Haiti and learned a thing or two about perseverance. Never one to shy away from challenges, he was 6 when he moved to Crown Heights in Brooklyn, New York and quickly adjusted to his new life. Finding a natural balance between art, school and sports, Geno excelled at all aspects. Whether it was on the baseball field, basketball court, catching a touchdown pass, bowling a strike or sprinting to the finish line, he gave his all every single day. He even found time to explore his creative side through Latin ballroom dancing, playing the saxophone and fashion design. After studying at York College, he pursued his love for clothing design at F.I.T. in Manhattan.
His passion for competition drove him naturally to bodybuilding and weight lifting competitions. When he first started competing at age 23, he was only 145 lbs. By 26 and after years of rigorous training, diet and exercise he improved his core strength, developed 8 pack abs and achieved his goal of 176 lbs of pure muscle.
He noticed a lot of his competitors couldn't reach the desired 8-pack that he became famous for and started offering advice. He knew you had to build your core from the bottom up to develop that winning body. When he opened his first gym, Diamonds Gym, back in 1983 he started thinking about a product to help with that stubborn lower pouch area that so many men and women couldn't fix. The other exercises were created for the client to travel and not slack off.
After moving onto his second gym, TOP THIS GYM out in Flushing, NY he spent the next 9 years working with clients as a personal trainer and life-coach working with Veterans and disabled Americans helping them rebuild their lives through solid exercise and diet.
He even started designing clothing again more from necessity than anything else. Nothing seemed to fit his size 50 chest and size 30 waist so he designed his own brand of apparel.
His core training developed a loyal following to his third gym, a 24-hour Rego Park staple, PLATINUM GYM. This was where he thought of the name, THE ABSTER.
For the next dozen years, he developed this product and a subsequent clothing line from his fourth gym and current home GENETICS in Forest Hills, NY. The first iteration of THE ABSTER was constructed from simple pvc piping and a standard tensile cord. Through various designs, he finally came upon the best way to make a portable lightweight prototype to enhance the abdominal core AND give a full-body workout. He developed a series of exercises for his clients who couldn't get to a gym to use THE ABSTER when on the road or at home.
Now at age 51, proud father of three and a lean 198 lbs, Geno Sylvain has developed the ultimate home workout product with THE ABSTER.
And, as Geno always says, "Love yourself naked and look AB-ulous." But if you do have to wear clothes, look for a new Geno Sylvain designed line coming out this spring 2011. Geno is still training clients at his gym in Forest Hills! Stop by GeneticsbyGeno.com and learn about how you and your new body can look amazing.
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